Return to Campus FAQs

The FAQs on this page pertain primarily to Oxford undergraduate students.

  • If you are a Hamilton, Middletown, or VOA student, please call the Regional One Stop at 513-217-4111.  
  • If you are a graduate student, please contact the Graduate Office at 513-529-3734.

If you have a general question and cannot find the answer below, please submit a question online.

If you have questions related to student-specific accounts or situations, please reach out to the appropriate area(s):


One Stop - 513-529-0001

COVID Testing

Healthy Together 


Campus Services Center - 513-529-5000


If you have questions regarding the information found in this document, please submit them online at

Selecting Spring 2021 Attendance Options

Who is eligible for the remote option?

Important: There are changes in the eligibility requirements for the remote credit during the spring semester, please review the frequently asked questions on this page carefully prior to making a decision.

To qualify for the remote option fee credit, your schedule must contain only courses designated as online (synchronous or asynchronous).

  • Hybrid and in-person courses do not qualify for the fee credit in the spring. Registering for one or more hybrid or in-person courses will disqualify you for the remote option and the financial credit.
    • A hybrid instructor cannot waive this requirement by individually permitting fully remote attendance.
    • A hybrid course description allowing for fully online attendance cannot waive this requirement.
  • Not every course required for your major or degree may be available online.

If you choose to remain remote, we will apply a fee credit of $1,000 for in-state students and $2,000 for out-of-state students (prorated for less than full-time enrollment). This credit acknowledges that you will not be on-campus to participate in the student experience during the spring semester. No further credit for remote or online learning will be provided.

Resources available while remote:

  • Remote tutoring, telecounseling if physically located in the state of Ohio and assistance from the Miller Center for Student Disability Services

Resources not available while remote:

  • On-campus facilities and services, including but not limited to: student employment, the Rec Center, Goggin Ice Center, all other recreation spaces, Armstrong Student Center, campus transportation (BCRTA), campus parking, campus dining plans, access to on-campus quarantine/isolation space and services.

Spring semester housing and meal plans will be removed for students who are approved for the fully-remote option; there are no additional housing forms to complete if you are in this situation. Processing of these adjustments will begin in December. If you have questions regarding housing and meal plans, you may contact the Campus Services Center at

For students living on campus, there will be no new exemptions from the residency requirement. You will receive more information in January about move-in procedures for the residence halls. Expect to see a similar plan as in September, with a staggered move in schedule over the course of a week, along with mandatory pre-entry COVID-19 testing.

How do I select the remote option? 

You will have until January 15, 2021 to confirm your attendance option by visiting You may revisit the form to edit your selection up until the deadline.

The system will not allow you to select the remote option if you are registered for any hybrid or in-person courses. (It will inform you which courses are labeled as hybrid or in-person.)

Before making changes to your schedule, consider consulting your academic advisor to discuss how your course selection may impact your progress toward completing your degree.

Is my attendance selection irrevocable?

You will have until January 15, 2021 to confirm your attendance option by visiting You may revisit the form to edit your selection up until the deadline.

Can I take the semester off? 


Your merit scholarship will remain intact, but you will need to contact the One Stop upon your return for reinstatement. Please be aware that this may also impact your tuition promise. If you have borrowed student loans, you need to be aware of exhausting grace periods. Refer to the Department of Education at for more details. 

To request time off, you must complete the online withdrawal/cancellation application, even if you are not registered for courses this spring.  Upon returning, you will need to complete a re-enrollment application

Application deadlines for re-enrollment are as follows:

  • Winter Term re-enrollment - December 1
  • Spring Semester - January 10
  • Summer Term - April 15

International students are advised to submit re-enrollment requests 3–4 months before the beginning of the term of intended enrollment to allow sufficient time for visa processing. For additional questions, please contact International Student and Scholar Services at